For the love of art
On the Place des Lices, the Linda and Guy Pieters Foundation, an institution devoted to contemporary art, has moved into a private mansion that exhibits major artists of the 20th century.
For Season III, and to counter the gloom sown by the pandemic, they have chosen to focus on joy and hope with a selection of positive and colourful works. "Due to Corona, the organization of a cultural event is currently almost impossible.
To start the season of the traditional monumental exhibition in the streets of the city, we have installed 3 works from our garden" explains Guy Pieters. Eclectic, the 2020/2021 exhibition will feature, César, Ben Vautier, Christo and Folo, artists who have left their marks on their era. The gallery owner is lucky enough to have the cream of the crop in his address book, most of whom have been friends for over 30 years.
The artists of the foundation
The summer selection of Guy and Linda Pieters announces a large-scale program that is sure to amaze art professionals and neophytes alike. César, a major figure of New Realism César is known for his excesses, his sculptures, his compressions, even his Plexiglas creations... Exhibited on the square of the Musée de l'Annonciade, the famous thumb, here in an XL version, is one of the artist's signature works says Guy Pieters, a long-time friend of the artist who died in 1998. "It is the extreme quality of his work that is at the root of his success and longevity, for more than half a century he was able to take the turn of modernity without losing his creativity".
The latest retrospective of César's work at the Centre Pompidou demonstrated the coherence of his work.